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Music As Medicine

Music as Medicine: How Music Reduces Stress and Keeps You Calm

  • July 23, 2018

Maybe you like to light some candles, meditate or do breathing exercises, practice yoga, go for a walk in nature, or vent to friends. There are many ways to calm yourself down and release stress and anxiety--in fact, all of the ones I just mentioned are good options. But there is well-documented and pretty astounding proof of music's amazing power…

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A Child's Brain On Music

Your Child’s Brain on Music

  • June 5, 2018

Have you ever picked up a guitar and sworn that you were becoming smarter? Sat down at a piano and decided that you were finally ready to read James Joyce's Ulysses? Put on some classical and felt that you were more empathetic to your friend's issues? These examples may sound extreme, but there is overwhelming evidence that learning an instrument and…

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Your Brain On Music

Your Brain on Music

  • May 22, 2018

Music is the great equalizing art form: many people find visual art opaque, get bored by live theater, don't watch movies anymore, and with the Kardashians franchise taking over, it's hard to call a lot of TV "artistic." But everyone listens to music. From babies and toddlers singing along to Raffi's "Baby Beluga," to your eighty-year-old grandpa humming Sam Cooke; it's…

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Best Musical Instruments For Your Kids

Best Guitars, Ukuleles, Keyboards and Drum Sets to Buy for Your Kids

  • May 8, 2018

Summer vacation is right around the corner and we think summer is a great time for diving deeper into music lessons or exploring a new instrument. And so, we  have rounded up our top picks of guitars, ukuleles and drum sets to get you set up for a summer of music making. And don't forget, you can always jump into…

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Summer Musication Camp, Spring Piano Lessons + Top 25 Children's Music Blogs

We Made The List of Top 25 Children’s Music Blogs

  • April 25, 2018

We were super excited to find out that we made Feedspot's list of Top 25 Children's Music Blogs. The list was compiled of blogs who are "actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information" we are proud to share the company of some pretty awesome children's music education programs from the United States,…

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Family Friendly Music Venues in NYC

  • March 22, 2018

Remember the days before you had children when you used to go out to see live music in bars and venues around NYC all of the time? Well we are here to tell you that those days don't have to end - New York City has a treasure trove of amazing music venues that often have family friendly performances. We…

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Intro To Folk Music

Intro to Folk Music for Families

  • January 30, 2018

Folk music is a such great genre to introduce to your children from their very first days. The simple melodies are easy for young children to grasp, making them some of the first songs your child will sing along to or as the grow. These are often also the first songs a child can find the notes for on an…

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Musical Holiday Gift List

Musication’s Musical Holiday Gift List

  • December 5, 2017

This holiday season forget x-box and tickle-me-elmo, give the children in your life a gift that will stand the test of time - the gift of music! We have rounded up our favorite gifts picks for the budding musician in your life. Check out our 2017 Musical Holiday Gift List below. Keyboards  If you’re looking for good keyboards that will…

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Jo Lawry

Interview With Sting’s Band Member, Jo Lawry

  • December 5, 2017

For this week's Artist Interview Series, we had the pleasure of chatting with this vocalist, composer, violinist and guitarist, Jo Lawry. Lawry is best known for her work as a vocalist in Sting's band which she toured with from 2009 - 2015. As a result of her work with Sting, she was featured in the 2013 Oscar winning documentary, 20 Feet…

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Nina Hellman

Interview With Actor, Nina Hellman

  • November 28, 2017

This week in our Artist Interview Series, we are talking to Nina Hellman. Nina is an actor who was an original cast member and a series regular in the Netflix hit, Wet Hot American Summer. She has also appeared in many off-broadway productions, even earning an Obie Award for her performance in Trouble in Paradise. Also of interest is that…

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